hyperbaric


hy·per·bar·ic

adjective \ˌhī-pər-ˈber-ik, -ˈba-rik\

Definition of HYPERBARIC

:  of, relating to, or utilizing greater than normal pressure especially of oxygen <a hyperbaric chamber> <hyperbaric medicine>
hy·per·bar·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of HYPERBARIC

hyper- + bar- + 1-ic
First Known Use: 1962

Rhymes with HYPERBARIC

hy·per·bar·ic

adjective \ˌhī-pər-ˈbar-ik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HYPERBARIC

1
: having a specific gravity greater than that of cerebrospinal fluid—used of solutions for spinal anesthesia; compare hypobaric
2
: of, relating to, or utilizing greater than normal pressure especially of oxygen <a hyperbaric chamber> <hyperbaric medicine>
hy·per·bar·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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